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Old 03-20-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am currently in between jobs, my first being a QA at one of the big publishers, I'm looking to move into Design as my company doesn't really offer a path into Design.

I was wondering if I should work on my portfolio or take up a potential job at a Casino if I cannot find a industry job? Does the 'Gaming' aspect of it help me in anyway?

I've got enough cash to last 3 months, after which I'll have to get a normal non video game job asap.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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1. I was wondering if I should work on my portfolio or take up a potential job at a Casino if I cannot find a industry job?

2. Does the 'Gaming' aspect of it help me in anyway?
1. PORTFOLIO.

2. NO!
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #3
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1. PORTFOLIO.

2. NO!
Hello again Mr Sloper, thanks for the quick reply, I'll keep expanding my portfolio, next stop is UDK and the Skyrim creation kit.

I guess a normal job would be good for the money aspect while I work on my stuff?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:56 AM   #4
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I guess a normal job would be good for the money aspect while I work on my stuff?
Yes. A casino job is okay for a "normal job." My point was that it is not an added plus.

Who knows, you might wind up working for a company that makes gambling games or card games and your casino job could then be seen as a plus.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:20 AM   #5
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Yes. A casino job is okay for a "normal job." My point was that it is not an added plus.

Who knows, you might wind up working for a company that makes gambling games or card games and your casino job could then be seen as a plus.
Thanks again, it's been tough getting a job currently, I'll keep trying
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